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Q: keyboard dead after motherboard upgrade

Hi everyone!

I just set up a new PC:
* Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5
* AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
* 1 GB DDR2 400 RAM

After setting everything up I did the first test run (without HDD) and the bios started up ok without any errors (except "no hdd"). Now, what puzzles me is that the keyboard does not work. Neither via USB, nor on PS/2. I've tried two keyboards with the sames results: no response to any input, the num and caps lock lights stay off, no matter what I do.
On my existing PC, both keyboards work fine.

I'm a bit worried now that I might have damaged the processor or motherboard during installation.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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I got an hp slimline as a present last year for my first year in college, I was introduced to gaming and I've been through upgrading my computer.

Computer came with oem hp vista, later hp sent me a free upgrade to 7. Their disk says it only works on hp computers..

So i installed it, no problem, so I buy a new psu, Case, gpu off newegg and install them, but somewhere in the process I fried my mobo. A friend confirmed this and I just ordered a new asus mobo off newegg.

So I know my os won't work off the hdd, totally dif chipsets. So what are my options here? Can I install it off the hp disk? The computer didn't come with a vista disk, so I can't use that. But than ms offers a 30 dollar generic upgrade disk if you have a student discount, so I could do that if worst comes to worst

A:Oem vista, hp upgrade disk, dead motherboard

I'm assuming this was already out of warranty for tech support and hardware replacement since HP could have done all of this for you otherwise.

Thanks to MS, the Vista-to-Win7 Upgrade kits required manufacturers to provide a clean copy Win7 install DVD rather than a Recovery Disk with factory bloatware. We have helped many clean install the DVD from boot even after wiping Vista from the HD.

And there have been reports that some of the DVD's were used on other computers, even other makes. It has never been made clear if they are OEM media which locks to the mobo once installed, or Upgrade version which is retail and can migrate. I just checked the Acer upgrade I clean installed from Upgrade Kit DVD here and it has no "OEM" in the Product ID string shown on Control Panel>Properties page.

So it is worth a try to reinstall on the new mobo, even make the call to MS to attempt phone activation on the possibility it might be retail Upgrade and allowed to migrate. For OEM locked to mobo, there are periodic reports that MS even makes exceptions for replaced mobos when asked nicely, so that could work in your favor.

Finally, I would even try calling HP tech support as a last resort to ask them if they can help. You can usually get enough information about whether or how some thing is doable that puts you on your way even if you are out of warranty. Be polite and determined.

Others will have further ideas.

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Hii upgraded my mother board and i am running into a problem.

When the system first starts my mouse and keyboard are on (lights are on and all).if i hit delete i can enter bios and my keyboard responds fine. but once my system gets past the initial start up phases (motherboard logo, post screen) and raches windows login screen my keyboard shuts off and will not respond. I have both types of keyboards, usb and serial, and niether work past that point.

I cant even log into windows brcuase due to the mb upgrade it wants me to validate the windows xp. I called windows and they said that they will give me a new id code, but i cant type it in to the validation screen becuase of this keyboard problem. So now i am at a stale mate.. is there anyone out there that can elp me out?

Wasper

Pent 4 , 2.8 Ghz
875ao2-6ekrs foxconn mb
nvidia fx5600 256mb
1.5 Ghz pc3200 ddr ram
 

A:problem with keyboard after motherboard upgrade

The only time I have seen this happen is when the Ps2 pins for the keyboard have been bent and shorting out somehow, the usb keyboard probably won't work if windows is not activated.
 

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Hello everyone

I gave my PC to my 13 yrs niece, she used for only 2 days and boom! The whole thing dropped dead

I have been using for almost 2 year without any major problems

The spec:

- PIII 700MHz (overclocked to 867MHz)
- 256MB PC133 SDRAM (was on 512MB but I took out 256MB when I gave it away)
- Motherboard is Gigabyte GA-6VX7-4X, chipset VT82C694X (VIA Apollo Pro 133A) - VT82C686A
- Inno3D GeForce2 MX200 64MB DDRAM
- The rest is just standard CDROM (52X), FDD & 20GB HDD
- 300W PSU, I have taken the extra fan in the back of the PC out when I gave the PC to my niece.
- Was running Windows 98 but I installed XP Home Ed 'coz my niece likes it.

According to my niece - when I asked her what happened? - It was "working fine last night but... not today..." *sigh*, after lot of promises that I won't get crossed if she tell me the true, she said she was playing CD music then the machine hang, so she put restart, done that a few times and then the whole thing gone *sighhhhhh*

Now when it turned on, no signal sending to the screen (screen stay at black - standby mode), although the CPU fan, the graphic card fan & PSU fan still running, the orange light on motherboard is on per normal, no beeping at all from the m/b to indicate that something has gone wrong (i.e. RAM is not working), light in the front panel is not light up, when I press the "Reset" button, I can see the green light underneath the HDD is turn on then off.

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Hey guys,

I recently built a PC with a 6600k, Z170 mobo, 16GB DDR4, etc. My original motherboard was the Gigabyte G1 Gaming 5. I was having issues with when entering sleep mode, the computer would not turn back on, and upon hard resetting, nothing would happen.

I figured it had to be defective parts, so I replaced the CPU, RAM and motherboard and now have an ASUS Pro Gaming Aura. I had been having the same issue, but since it was always fixable by resetting the CMOS, I didn't make it much of a priority to resolve it. I think it's due to a broken copy of Windows.

Last night I shut the computer down (all the way) and this morning it was completely unresponsive. I've reset the CMOS multiple times, tried booting with 1 RAM stick and have absolutely no idea as for what to do.

Help is greatly appreciated!
 

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Hi sorry my first post is a problem. Any advice or opinions are very welcome.

3 weeks ago i upgraded my ram from 1gb ddr 2700 to 2gb ddr 3200, and i installed a new GeForce 7600 GS.

Things were going well till 3 days ago when it crashed and wouldn't fully start up. I am getting two beeps at BIOS (AMI) so I figured its either the motherboard or the new ram (Right? / Wrong?). Reinstalled the old components then it rebooted but crashed 20 mins later and again wont fully startup. Tried reinstalling windows and it worked again for 20 mins or so then crashed and again now wont fully start up. Tried reinstalling windows again but now it wont complete that, just freezes.

I have scanned both sets of RAM with Memtest86 and it showed no errors on both sets. I have tried starting up with no RAM installed and there were no beeps or warnings from bios. So is the motherboard dead?

Would buying a new motherboard fix everything?

My specs (original):

AMD Athlon 64 3400+
MSI ms-6741 motherboard
1gb ddr ram 2700
Geforce FX5200
180 gb hdd (x2)
300w psu
win xp

HELP PLS
 

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Hi....a computer I am working on will rarely boot when I power ON and if it does it will not load Windows....I tried a new memory stick, video card, PSU, took out all unecessary cards, and even tried a new CPU and CPU fan and it still does the same thing....all the fans spin (PSU and CPU)....Does a motherboard slowly die or does it die quickly ?? any advice on this situation ?? any help is appreciated...
 

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Can anyone tell me if this sounds like I've got a dead motherboard? CPU lights (green & red) come on when I turn it on and so does the light on the CD rom but nothing else happens - monitor never comes on, eventually the red light on the CPU goes off and the green one stays on. I tested a working monitor from another computer but it does not come on with this one. The fan is running fine. I took apart all the connections (HD, CD, etc.) and reconnected everything to make sure nothing was loose. I also checked the video card - it's fine. I never got any beeps before it went totally dark. I am going to try the HD on another computer tomorrow but I thought I'd ask first about the motherboard. Is there a way to check them? If it helps it is an ASUS P4SDX.
 

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Well, while re-seating one of the PC2700 ram chips. I mistakingly put it the wrong way, when I re-started the PC, I saw a small black chip start to burn. after turning off the PC, I corrected the position of the ram, re-started the PC, now nothing happens! The CPU fan spins but that about it. My un=educated guess, is I must have fried the M/B!

Any idea if that can be fixed? My father is going to be pi#$ed, when he sees that the PC he so kindly gave me, no longer works!!!

Duh me..
 

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I suggest looking up the manual for your Motherboard and finding out exactly what this chip does or use to do from there perhaps you can get a better idea of why it's not working and how to fix it (or if it can even be fixed!)
 

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Hello, everyone...

I have Asus Eee PC 1008P Netbook and I've been told it's a fancy computer to have but I've been using it for about 5 years now and it's just a computer that suits me. Anyway, few days ago, I was working on a research when I noticed that my battery is almost empty. The charger was plugged in the socket so I just connected it to my charging port but the red light that indicated that the laptop is charginig, didn't come on. The laptop wasn't charging either but the battery block was showing blue light which means that it was getting the power. The battery was already empty (5 minutes to shutting down automatically) so I took out the battery, tried again to charge and got the same result.

I took the laptop to the tech support in my town (I live in a really small town so I don't have many choices) and the guy said he'll look at it. He didn't even listen to me when I was explaining my problem or what happened. Yesterday I went to pick it up and his assistant gave me the laptop with message stuck on a post-it that said "Motherboard dead - replacement not recommended due to price".

Now, my main question is (I tend to ramble a lot).. I am not a tech person, but as far as I know when motherboard is dead, you cannot even turn your PC on? And I remind you that I actually did the shut off my windows before the battery was all gone. Is it possible that the problem is in the charger or in the charging port?

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A:Is motherboard dead or not?

most laptops will run without the battery - does it work with just the adapter plugged in and the battery out

it maybe a problem with the charger
Do you have a volt meter at all (Multimeter) this will read the output from the charger to ensure thats working

The motherboard maybe faulty and not charging the battery - in which case , the message would be faulty motherboard, not economic to repair
But he may just have put dead

Have you spoken to the repair shop and asked what was wrong and why they think the motherboard is dead ?
 

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Hi..I have this computer when you press the on button there is no activity at all...no fans spin nothing its like there is no power connected...everything is fine on the computer..the PSU tests fine (even tried a different good PSU), all the devices are fine they work on another computer.....so its either the CPU or motherboard...any one know what it could be ?? any info is appreciated
 

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Hi, My motherboard died a little while ago (i think a week)  and then i decided to upgrad ewhile im at it but can/will acer give me a new copy of windows or is there still windows on the harddrive?

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Hello, The Windows version of your desktop is an OEM pre-installed version (erecovery media). It works only with your Acer motherboard. They are linked.That will not work with another motherboard. You can order the Acer spare part from your Acer store. Microsoft OEM Partner Center: "Generally, an end user can upgrade or replace all of the hardware components on a computer?except the motherboard?and still retain the license for the original Microsoft OEM operating system software. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created. Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred to the new computer, and the license of new operating system software is required. If the motherboard is replaced because it is defective, you do not need to acquire a new operating system license for the PC as long as the replacement motherboard is the same make/model or the same manufacturer's replacement/equivalent, as defined by the manufacturer's warranty."

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Hello my friends,

my friend gave me a old CPU but he say that the problem is only PSU, so I buy new one. the problem is I can boot from 4-5 seconds after that it turns off. any one help me to where is the problem? thank you
 

A:How do you know if it is a dead motherboard?

mike081682 said:





Hello my friends,

my friend gave me a old CPU but he say that the problem is only PSU, so I buy new one. the problem is I can boot from 4-5 seconds after that it turns off. any one help me to where is the problem? thank youClick to expand...

The CPU is a specific component within the computer, its no bigger than a cell phone.

What reasoning did your friend give, for thinking it was the PSU?
Have you tried trouble shooting the issue on your own yet? If so what have you tried?
 

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We had a 10-15 second power blip a couple of mornings ago. My desktop computer was on and of course shut down when the power went out. When I tried to turn it back on it would do nothing - no fans, no lights, no POST. I replaced the PSU hoping that was it, but still no activity. I have checked the on/off switch and it seems to work fine. I have checked all of the connections. Is this most likely a zapped motherboard? Is there anything else I could check before I replace it?
 

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Can you open your computer without touching anything and take a look? if you see any damaged capacitors or circuits, you can google for bad capacitors pictures to compare them... capacitors must be plain and silver on top, not inflated or ... i dont know the word... no spots or liquid or burn look over them... it happened to me some time ago that an electricity cut damaged some of them (though mine were hidden under micro´s slot) and my mother stopped responding... maybe some technic person would be better to check it out
 

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So my brothers computer one day just wouldn't turn on at all. Tonight, he swore up and down that it was NOT his motherboard because there was a led light that was working when he tried to turn it on. I took it home with me and plugged it in and everything. It makes no noise, and does aboslutely NOTHING when I try to turn it on. But that ONE led light(on the mobo) does turn on when I hit the power button. I believe the motherboard is dead. I figure, if nothing happens(when powered) except for a light turning on that it means the computer is just getting power and the mobo is dead. Am I right? Is the motherboard dead? And is there a way to test all these parts(I'm in school for computers, just haven't learned how to test things)?
Thanks guys.
 

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Specs

Detailed system specs and POWER SUPPLY ?
 

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Okay, let me ramble a second here ... I fired up (or attempted to) an old PC with an Intel D845PECE motherboard in it. A green LED was lit, but otherwise nothing else (fans, etc.) were alive. I changed out the PSU, CPU, RAM all to no avail. I ordered a supposed new Intel D865GVHZ on ebay and it did the same thing.

So I have this old MSI 645E Max U motherboard. With the same components it fires up and runs fine until I added some more RAM. It started up fine the first time, the new RAM was recognized in Win XP Pro SP3, but at the first reboot, there was no video and MSI's D-Bracket hung at "Early Chipset Initialization". I also got a series of 8 short beeps, which, on an AMI BIOS, supposedly indicates a video problem. I have swapped out the PSU, the video card (3 times), the RAM (using only 1 stick at a time, all sticks work fine in another CP) and am now at a loss.

Am I the grim reaper of motherboards (I ground myself each time prior to touching anything ..) or does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks for your help (and patience).
 

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may well be your the Grim Reaper...LOL, but it's more than likely something a little easier than that.
You've made sure to streamline the process by running nothing but exactly what the needs? You've cleared your bios, and setup your boot process? If the system has been sitting around doing nothing for a long time - you've checked that the CMOS battery itself is up to par. You've swapped it out for a new one? You've checked on line for a manual for jumper settings on the board? You've checked the boards to make sure there are no leaking parts?
You've gone on line to see if you can find the Chipset for the boards and downloaded them and installed? There are a lot of small things with older boards that you need to take into consideration before you take their problems as a personal slam. Let us know...Jazz
 

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today i was using my comp and all of a sudden it shut down(no warning just a black screen on moniter) i tried t turn it on the fans would spin for about 5 seconds then its dead again i have to turn the power supply off for 10 secs and i power on and same thing can anyone help (using xp) (its not the moniter)
 

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Recently, I lost display while using my pc. It went from running normally and fine to black screen and no sound out of the speakers. Everything pretty much went dead. No beeps, no error, nothing.

Specs:
Foxconn M7VMX (Crap motherboard)
Intel C2D E7400
Radeon HD 4850
Apevia 500W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...8027&cm_re=apevia_500w-_-17-148-027-_-Product)

At first I figured it was my videocard. So i unplugged the hdmi and went vga into the onboard display, still nothing. The monitor doesnt recognize the video card or the onboard and the red "No power" light on the 4850 is always on. This led me to believe it was the power supply.

However, when I turn the computer on, all fans are running, the led power light turns on in front of the computer, plus i hear the hard drive turn on and it has power. So, in a nutshull, I need to determine whether the mother finally died(The ethernet port stopped working about 6 months ago) or if my PSU from 2005 is dead. I don't think its the videocard.
 

A:Dead motherboard?

Have you changed the settings in BIOS to tell the BIOS to POST using the on-board graphics?

If you haven't, and its set to boot using the PCI-EX GPU it isn't going to display anything. In my experience if a motherboard fails, it doesn't work full stop. It acts totally dead - thats not to say yours is fine, but I would certainly check your BIOS settings to make sure the default video is set to on-board.

Also, remove the graphics card if you want to test if that is the problem, leaving it plugged in will likely just cause the computer confusion.
 

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Hi to make it short I had exposed speaker wires that touch a screw and computer restarted and I turn off right away and disconnected everything.. co.outer powers on and fans do to but monitor is black. I put power supply in other PC I have and don't start it up I have no other power supply to try in computer.. is it the PSU or fried motherboard?
 

A:psu or motherboard dead

If you pulled the PSU out and tried it on another PC and it doesn't power up ..... chances are very good that it's the PSU is bad.
 

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I have a Uwave motherboard from a compaq and I thought I would try to see if I could get it going. When I turn the computer on it initializes the drives but it doesn't give me a POST beep or turn on the video? Is the motherboard junk or maybe the processor? Or I am just silly for even bothering to try?
 

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Try to post in a barebones configuration by removing all addin cards, video card, disk drv signal cables to MB. Disconnect the mouse and keyboard, all pwr connectors to ur disk drv's too. Boot the pc with just the MB, CPU, and Ram installed. See if it will post and beep. Shouldn't be a single short beep cuz u'll be gettin a kybrd error beep signal, or somethin. If it doesn't post at all the only way to determine if it is MB at this point is if u know ur cpu and ram are good. If u don't u'll hav to test cpu and ram in another MB.
Post bak here and let us know.
 

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Systemax Celeron DC 1200
Intel Celeron Dual Core e1500 2.2ghz 512k
4GB DDR Memory
250 GB Hard Drive Sata 7200RPM
MSI Motherboard
My mom called me to tell me she got the BSOD and cant get computer to come back on. Said it made a weird noise before going out.

I start to troubleshoot, and I cant even get computer to Post or boot up. Power comes on, but that is it. Screen doesnt come on, only the fans.

So first thing I assumed it was a video card. We Purchased a new PCI - E 16 video card. It did not work. The CPU Fan, Video Card fan, Back vent fan all come on. However the computer doesnt do anything else.

I swapped out the hard drive with one from my system. No luck.

My question is, where do I start to look now? It is getting power, so its not the supply? I am afraid it might be a fried motherboard. How can I check this or rule this out. What else can I check?

Thank you for any and all help. She purchased this computer new from Tiger Direct.com about 3 years ago. On her budget she cant really afford a new one so I am trying my best to find a solution other than buying a new system.

If it is the motherboard, would it be worth the trouble to replace it? I have built systems before and I am somewhat comfortable with doing that.
 

A:How to tell if motherboard is dead?

It is getting power, so its not the supply?Click to expand...

Incorrect. The pw supply has three different voltages or rails. You can have one fail and the others work just fine. The very first thing you do with a no post system is to swap in a known good pw supply. Note you do not have to fully install the test unit; simply connect the atx, aux, and video pw [if used] and hit the ON button. If the board completes post, you now know the nature of the problem. If it does not post with a known good pw supply, then you have to swap parts with known good units; ie mb, cpu, ram.

One other thing. Known good does NOT mean new; it means a unit pulled from a working system that you know works. A new pw supply can be DOA just like any new part and that will really mess up your troubleshooting.
 

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Have an off-brand PC (Systemax) that died after 18 months. Won't boot. PSU and other fans come on. Hard drive spins. DVD drive seems dead, won't open. Video posts "no signal." Nothing after that. No warning signs of problem.

Tried swapping in a different power supply. Same results.

What else should I try?
 

A:Is my motherboard dead?

try taking the battery out of the motherboard for about 5 mins and put it back in and try to start the pc
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8200(pretty old, 5 yrs) with big startup problem. The problem occurred in 3 phases:

1) I took my laptop camping, but never used it and left it in the car. When I got home, I was having a BSOD at startup. When it tried to restart, it was giving startup memory errors:

"Memory write/read failure at _____ expecting ______
Decreasing available memory"

I thought it sounded like memory module going bad, so I removed one of the memory modules from Slot B (512MB). The system now booted up and just ran slow since it put me down to 256MB(in Slot A). I then shut down and put the 512 module in Slot A. It booted up fine again - eliminating a bad 512 module. THEN...I inserted the 256MB back in Slot B (with 512 in Slot A) and low and behold, it worked.

Worked fine for one week...THEN

2) Started getting BSOD in the middle of working on various applications at various times. Upon reboot it would give me the "Amount of system memory has changed" and/or Memory Write/Read failure at _______ expecting _______ Strike F1 to continue.

I would continue and it would load OK and I would work along until the next BSOD.

3) Finally and currently, Windows will not load at all. Everytime I reboot it gives me the memory changed error and press F1. I did get the Diagnostics CD from Dell to load and I ran ALL of the tests / advanced tests. It tested the memory and hard drives along with all systems good.

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Hi guys and gals,

I've got a issue with my PCs and I can't seem to work out what's going on..

Basics:

Old gpu: nvidia gts 8800 6 pin to psu
(Suddenly stopped working)

New gpu: Sapphire R9 280 (2 x 6 pins to psu)

Old psu: silencer 910watt

New psu: cooler master v650

Mother board: ASUS: P5N-E SLI

Ram: 4 x 1gb

Problem:No display no beeps

Actions

1. Tested a gpu that uses no psu power, pc boots normal, Purchased new card that needs psu power ,same issue pc won't boot.

2. Purchased new PSU still same issue.

3.Removed ram and checked 1 by 1 then replaced in different orders and one by one no difference .

4. Reset cmos battery. No luck.

5.Disconnected other components one by one hoping for beep.. No luck..

Question: has the motherboard gone? And if so would it still boot up normal with a non psu based gpu...!?!?

Help...
 

A:Is my motherboard dead?

I'd think of an issue with the two PSUs that you've tried, since it was working normally with the one that is non PSU based. Check on compatibility issues on those.
 

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Hi folks,

When I switched my PC on this morning, I'm getting no signal to the monitor whatsoever (not just a blank screen - the monitor doesn't recognise that anything is attached). I am getting no POST beeps (I don't remember ever having got any but the manual suggests I should and it's the sort of thing I wouldn't notice anyway). Everything else happens as it should (i.e. fans run, hard drive spins up).

I had the exact same issue with my other PC a few months back and solved it by reseating my RAM. This didn't work this time. I've had issues with my RAM causing infrequent BSODs before so I know at least one stick is faulty (I have 4) but I don't know which one. I've tried with just one stick at a time and no luck, so presumably the RAM isn't the problem either. Trying without any memory in at all still results in no POST beeps.

I tried the monitor with my laptop (did work) and tried a spare monitor with the PC (didn't work) so the problem is clearly with the PC and not the monitor.

I use a graphics card but my mobo also has onboard graphics (although I've never tried to use them). I took out the graphics card (after having tried to simply reseat it first) and plugged the monitor into the onboard VGA - no luck.

I've reset the BIOS, no luck.

Upon physical inspection, everything inside the case looks fine. Have disconnected and reconnected all cables.

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Hi

Had a couple of systems in last couple of weeks where either the motherboard or cpu has died and often come up against this same problem.

One system came to me 'dead'. Replaced motherboard & cpu and all is working fine now. The second system had intermittent lagging probs when running windows. Did all the usual things to fix the prob (did a Windows repair, defragged, cleaned up system and registry, ruled out virus/malware issues, etc etc) but finally determined that the probs were most likely hardware related. No warning beeps or anything else to help in diagnosis. Replaced the power supply and RAM but probs continued. Ran hardware diagnostics and stress tests etc (Hiren's Boot CD) but after 2 days, and before testing completed, the system died totally. I suspect the CPU may have been the problem but as testing was not completed can't be sure.

My question is, is there any easy way to tell whether its the motherboard or the CPU that has died? If I'm not sure, I generally replace both (which is what I did with both these systems). However I am finding I now have a few motherboard/cpu combos where most likely it is only one or the other component that has died, but I'm not keen to spend money unnecessarily. I'd like to be able to utilize the cpus/motherboards that are still OK instead of trashing the whole combo. Rather than going to the expense of buying a suitable cpu to test a motherboard, and vice-versa, I figure there's jus... Read more

A:Dead motherboard or cpu??

Seems like a difficult problem to diagnose easily. Can you describe the "lagging" in more detail? What were you running when the lagging occurs?

As far as CPU vs. motherboard, if your CPU is dead, then the motherboard won't POST. However, if certain things are wrong with the motherboard, then it will cause the computer to cease to POST as well. The easiest way I can think of is to find another CPU that is compatible with your motherboard and to test your computer with that CPU installed. If it boots, then it was your CPU; if not, then it wasn't your CPU, though it might also not be your motherboard.

Did you get both systems from the same place? If so, might be time to find a new supplier
 

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I have a laptop that was fine until i shut it down. It shut down but didnt start up. when turning it on the lights come on indicating power is fine but nothing appears on the screen or on an alternative monitor via VGA cable? i think.

IF this is the case is it always the case of just buying a new one or is there a nak to fixing this?

Thanx for those who are reading
 

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This is what i will explain after the information and tests i've gathered. I try turning on my pc with no pci cards, no graphics card and no ram inserted into my motherboard and i read that there is supposed to be some "BIOS beeps" without those things connected and I don't get ANY beeps at all. Is that a sign there's a motherboard problem?

The board is an Intel D865PERL.
 

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If the Intel BIOS has a beep code for CPU only then I'd say yes. I thought Award based BIOS's were the only ones that had a CPU only beep response.

Apart from that, you seem to have walked in halfway through the movie...why are you trying to get a beep code from a board with only a CPU ?
Normal procedure for testing a POST would be to have CPU, RAM, graphics and of course a PSU attached. The beep code would then narrow down the troubleshooting options a little.
Have you gone through the troubleshooting options already ? If so, what was the outcome ?
Basically, more information required.

A motherboard model + no beep code isn't a lot to go on you understand.
 

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my computer wasnt booting up with no beep sound everything fine fan ,hard drive like a idiot i changed the setting on power supply from 230 to 115 and now nothing no even the motherboard light comes on i have just got my hands on a brand new power supply and now this please help desparet
 

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Hey I need some help. I have computer that wont turn on. It looks like the power supply is dead because it does not power on the fan. I need to know if the motherboard is also gone. It has no capacitor leakage or any battary indicator lights on it. I do not have a spare supply either and dont want to waste my time getting just another power supply only to find out I need a board also. Is there anyway to find out if the motherboard is also dead?????
 

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My neighbor's computer is booting up, memory is OK, it lists the HD and then says CD Rom is found.
Then the following error messages occur:
Keyboard is locked out- unlock...
CMOS checksum error-defaults loaded
CMOS battery failed.

So, is this a motherboard problem, HD problem or CMOS battery problem?
And if it is any of these, is a 5 year old computer worth replaing any of the above mentioned?? It has a Pentium S 166 mhz processor so you see my point here.
Thanks is advance!
Vicki
 

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Hey..

I am a beginner in tech world, so pls forgive my ignorance.
Few days back, I moved to my new home and in the process of arranging the furniture, I accidentally touched my motherboard circuit with my bare hands. ( dont ask why )
I was walking on carpet with my socks on, so I think there was static that passed through and fried my MB.
Now i cant get my desktop to turn on. I didnot have any issues with it till date. I would like to rule out if there is any other cause to it before heading to a tech store and spending any money on it.

If it is the motherboard, I have looked online and my model is no longer in production. I would like to know what is the next best replacement for a GA G31M E2SL (gigabyte) motherboard..

Thank you.

P.S. - I am a beginner, and I am not that good with computer terminology. Please explain in detail. Thank you.
 

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Hello, i have had this problem for about 4 days now and i can't seem to find an answer for it or no one else has the same problem

i start up my computer (newer one) there's a red "x" over the connection even though my internet is fine if not excellent i troubleshoot it says "you need to install drivers for your network adapter"

i click on update drivers then this new message appeared

"Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device"
"windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it"
(network adapter name here)
"the system cannot find the file specified"

i load the drivers and utilities disc for my motherboard (MSI GF615M-P33) nothing happens all of it is installed, i try MSI website nothing happens, i tried resetting my CMOS battery and nope still will not install the drivers any ideas? thanks

A:is my motherboard dead?

A lot of times if you have a windows updated driver, it will only be able to install or update from the same set of driver signatures.

Try running windows update.

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A family member has a two-year-old HP G62-225DX that she uses for her college work. The battery gave out spring 2012 and we put off buying a new one as we couldn't afford it at the time. So she has continued to run the PC with the AC adapter.

About two weeks ago, the computer quit on her during an assignment. I checked the AC adapter on another HP G62 (also with a dead battery) and it worked there just fine. Her PC had been running hot as I've heard HPs tend to but she would shut it down when she noticed this.

A friend who is more familiar with PCs than I am (I use Macs but the basics are the basics, right?) suggested from my description of the problem that it could be one of three things: 1) the DC In board; 2) the power supply; or 3) the mother board.

I borrowed a good battery of the same sort and tried to start up with just battery power but still no go. This should rule out the DC In board, correct? I then plugged in the AC adapter but the PC still wouldn't start.

I'd rather replace a part myself at a cost that I can control rather than turn it over to some geek squad and have it repaired at a to-be-disclosed-later cost. I have a copy of the "HP G62 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide," and the replacement procedures are straight forward and well within my abilities. How do I tell now what component is causing this problem? Is there a clear way to tell whether it's the motherboard at fault or not?

Thanks.
 

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I bought a new motherboard and 550 psu yesterday. Got home plugged everything in - LCD on front of tower says no power. The psu fan doesn't spin, the cpu fan is dead - no activity at all. It just sits there like a massive doorstop.

I've tried clear CMOS I've checked all my leads and connectors. Can anyone help me figure out weather this is a m/b problem or a psu problem?

It's a gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 motherboard with 1gb DDR400 memory. My processor is a AMD Athlon XP 3200.
 

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do you have another psu you could put in there and see if it is that or vise versa. :bounce:
 

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well, my computer won't turn on. it's been up and running for about 1 month with no problems. i have not made any hardware changes since then.

when i press the power button nothing. i pulled apart the system, tested hardware and came to the conclusion that my mobo was toast.

however, if i plug in my wireless USB adapter i do get lights on it, meaning it is getting power. same goes for my ipod shuffle.

does this mean that my mobo is not toast and it could be another issue?

if the mobo was fried would the USB still get power? i wouldn't think so.

any help would be great.
 

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May be it's a bios issue. When you press the power button, your motherboard power up but if there is nothing in the bios, what action will it take? May be its a bios issue?
 

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My sturdy old backup computer started crashing frequently and randomly last month. Thinking that it might be a memory problem I bought some new memory for it ( which I was able to get quite cheaply as it is somewhat antique by now). After cleaning out the CPU fan and installing the memory, the computer never came on again.

The fans come on, the hard drive LED blinks, the DVD-Rom opens but there is no boot screen or beeps.

My assumption is that the motherboard is dead but my question is:

IS THERE ANY OTHER POSSIBILITY????

The background information that prompts my question is as follows:

Clearly this computer was due for an upgrade, but as I'd just lost one of my jobs and a third of my income, I sought out a cheaper solution to restore functionality to the backup computer which I use mainly to listen to internet radio and my music collection from the other end of the apartment and to backup information from my main computer.

I found a replacement motherboard ( Same brand and version ) on Ebay from a computer supply store. It was described as a "pull from a working system".
To my great disappointment after it arrived and I switched out the motherboard, the computer behaved in exactly the same way: Power on, fans turn on but no boot screen or beeps at all.

I contacted the seller of the replacement motherboard and reported that it was apparently D.O.A. and they graciously offered to send me another (the company had two of the same type for sale) free of cha... Read more

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Sounds to me like all the ram is NG. First of all the cheap ram is most likely high density ram which works on very few pc's and that is not how you add ram to a pc anyway. It is also possible that the cpu is NG. If the mobo went it could have taken cpu with it as cheap ECS boards usually do.
 

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Hi people, got a slight problem, a friends computer would not start up,switched off at back of PSU then unpluged the mains cable, then after putting the cable back in and switching on the PSU went BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!big sparks and computer was dead

susspecting the PSU had gone a bought a replacement 300w one, now then plug in all cables to test and powered up the computer and all was well, puter started up okay, played around with it for half hour then switched off to refit PSU propally and replace panels,,,,,,,,after doing this the computer wouldnt start up again, im stumped ive checked all cable ,im positive I didnt damage anything putting the PSU back in!!!!!!!

any ideas?, power supply is defo working because I gave it to a friend to borrow and it starts his computer up fine

have I damaged the mobo, is there any test i can do?

any help would be great cheers people
 

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Hi, My motherboard died a little while ago (i think a week)  and then i decided to upgrad ewhile im at it but can/will acer give me a new copy of windows or is there still windows on the harddrive?

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Hello, The Windows version of your desktop is an OEM pre-installed version (erecovery media). It works only with your Acer motherboard. They are linked.That will not work with another motherboard. You can order the Acer spare part from your Acer store. Microsoft OEM Partner Center: "Generally, an end user can upgrade or replace all of the hardware components on a computer?except the motherboard?and still retain the license for the original Microsoft OEM operating system software. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created. Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred to the new computer, and the license of new operating system software is required. If the motherboard is replaced because it is defective, you do not need to acquire a new operating system license for the PC as long as the replacement motherboard is the same make/model or the same manufacturer's replacement/equivalent, as defined by the manufacturer's warranty."

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My motherboard is confirmed Dead. my motherboard is a evga Nvidia 590sli.
i hope not to spend too much for one $200.
my psu is 700 watts,hard drive is 500gbs.
my Tower is the Thermaltake Armor.
any thoughts would help thankyou.
 

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Be sure you know the cause of the failure. EVGA boards have been very good for us. Despite your 700 watt power supply, some brands have been known to cause failures of motherboards. It is difficult to comment futher without knowning which CPU you intend to use. We recommend ASUS, Gigabyte, Intel, FoxConn, MSI, BIOStar, and MSI for reliability and long life.
You might want to read some of the motherboard reviews at www.tomshardware.com and www.anandtech.com.
I would go for a FoxConn for Reliability, Intel for ease of install, Gigabyte, EVGA, or ASUS for power gaming.
Tell us more of what you plan to use from the failed board... CPU, power supply brand and model, Videographics.
 

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Hello
My problem is, I have rebuilt a comuter using some older parts and some new parts. The motherboard a (Asus K7M ) was working fine when last used, but now installed in a new case does not want to fire up at all. I have power and all the LEDs and fans are all working fine, there is no signal on the monitor and have tried a different one, also I have tried changing the graphics card all without any luck. Would I be right in thinking this is some thing to do with the BIOS or am I missing some thing more obvious.
Thankyou for any help on this matter
Bigbear
 

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Well, you need to rule out some more things. Could be memory, processor, could be your shorting it out in the case (try it outside the case on cardboard or something)...
 

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so I guess thats my que thats its time to get a new mobo/cpu. I am looking into AMD 64 CPU's, but I cant seem to find any boards that support them that don't use PCI-E. I have a radon 9800 pro and would like to not have to go spens $500 on a PCI-E card because my 9800 satisfies me plenty. So I was wondering if anyone knew of any boards that supported AGP 8x and are compatible w/ an AMD Athlon 64 3200+.

Thanks in advance
 

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AMD info site

AMD 64
 

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I have the aforementioned computer with a motherboard (da0u81mb6c0 rev c) that is not powering on. I think the fuse has blown because their was a spillage on it which blew a capacitor. I'm just wondering if somebody can identify the part no.s as there are no markings on them, so that (obviously) I can order the parts and hopefully fix the motherboard. Any help much appreciated. Thanks beforehand. Regards Sev

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I think it just might be.

For the past month it's had a problem of getting a BSOD every hour or so that it was on, and then it'd restart itself. Well I reformated my system and that seemed to fix the problem.

This morning we had a gigantic thunder storm, what with lightening and all that jazz. When it woke me up, I realized that my PC had just restarted. I went over to it to see if it was alright, and the monitor didn't come on. So I turned it off, and 2 hours later when I was much more awake, I turned it on again. All the fans are running, and I can turn the lights on inside of it. Also, RIGHT when I first turn it on all the lights on my keyboard come on for a brief second and they never come on again. Nor does my mouse. That is it. Even when I leave it on for 5 minutes, I get no signal, and I can't even open the DVD drive. When I turn on the monitor, all I get it "no signal input" and then it goes back to sleep.

So at first I thought video card, but based on it's previous antics, and now seeing as how even the DVD drive wont turn no either, is it suffice to say that it is probably the motherboard?
 

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Could be the motherboard or the power supply. You might want to try replacing the power supply first (it's cheaper). If the computer still isn't working, then it's probably safe to assume that the motherboard is shot.
 

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Hello,

Recently i was given a better graphics card than the one i already had.
I disconnected all the wires from the back of the computer then i opened the case up, took the old graphics card out and i also took out the ram out to check what type i had incase i wanted to buy more ram in the future, i then put the new graphics card back in and the ram also.
I then put the case back on and connected all the wires back into the computer

Now nothing is working, I get no signal on my monitor, i have tried 2 monitors but i know that both of them work, I have searched google for explanations but As i am not a computer whiz, I do not really know what to do.

I have seen topics saying take the bios (cmos) battery out wait 10/20 minutes and put it back in - but nothing was different.

I read in a manual about cmos jumper thing but i dont what to do.

Has anybody got any suggestions? Is my motherdead or a case of a simple thing that needs fixing?

Hope to get a reply soon

Thanks,
KlaSh :wave:
 

A:Is my motherboard dead?

First off, a motherboard is not a simple thing. BUt i dobt you killed your Mobo.


When you turn on the PC, does any fans lights etc come on?
Any beeps? if it is a dell, check for 5 lights labeled ABCD (i think) what color are they?
Are you sure the video card is in a working state?
Can you put in the old video card?

My guess, you do not have the video card of RAM seated right. Which requires only a second of adjustment.
 

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Hello everyone, my dell xps 1530 laptop is not working, i dont know what happens
when i shut down the laptop it updates and when i turned it on after 3 hours it shows me a blank screen. The fan is working and the disk drive is fine as well but its not booting i think there is no POST... I already try to remove the battery and use the adapter, nothing happens. i hold the power button for 30 seconds and 1 minute and no progress. I was wondering maybe my board is dead due to overheated because, i was playing games too long. I contact dell and i got no answers from them they want me to charge $49.00 for talking with them over the phone before proceeding to diagnose. Im using intel core 2 duo 2.4 mghz, 3gb ram, 256 nvidia M 5600GT..
I dont wanna buy a new one coz i spent $1600 on this laptop. Hopefully i got helped on this matter.
Thank You...
 

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Did you ever get this resolved?
There are a few more options in this guide: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic113137.html
 

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